Meet the man who holds ten-pin bowling in his (two) hands

Australian Jason Belmonte has revolutionised the sport on and off the lanes

30 July 2023 - 20:01 By Bobby Ghosh

Jason Belmonte’s feats in the sport of ten-pin bowling inevitably earn him comparisons with athletes who have dominated their chosen fields of play. His 15 Majors in the Professional Bowling Association tour, four more than the next most successful bowler ever, puts him on a par with Tiger Woods. His 15-year ascendancy on the PBA circuit invites correlation with Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. And his ability to turn success on the lanes into merchandising goals is reminiscent of Michael Jordan...

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